snuff film


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snuff film

A film that shows the actual murder or death of a person. Although snuff films are illegal, they are still widely circulated on the black market. The death scenes were so realistic that the director and producers were actually arrested at one point for making a snuff film.
See also: film, snuff

snuff film

n. a film that records an actual death or killing. Some of these snuff films have a loyal following of real sickies.
See also: film, snuff
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And we, the readers/spectators, are there for the show "You love that filthy shit," the Cutter chides her doctor, in a chilly reference to his snuff film vice.
Among the food scolds, the Center for Science in the Public Interest called the sandwich the culinary equivalent of a snuff film.
It's a hilarious and biting satire on a very violent and gory snuff film.
It's nothing more than a snuff film," wrote Mark McGuire of the Times Union in Albany, N.
To support his contention that the Lao government was massacring ethnic Hmong, Vang produced a grainy videotape that resembled a `70s snuff film minus the music.
The first one, Snuff, released in 1976, actively sought to create scandal by its aggressive marketing (see Scott Aaron Stine: "The Snuff Film.
Saying that a snuff film or a rap lyric offends public morality offends the civil libertarian in us, an overdeveloped part of our collective personality.
AN online paedophile had a snuff film showing the rape and murder of a mother and her infant child in his collection of sickening images.
During the trial, his defence lawyer said someone else attacked her for warning Chartres-Abbot he was going to be killed in a snuff film.
Better that they be remembered for their real lives and deeds than for this manipulative snuff film.
I will then be in a better position to discuss the picture in relation to snuff film mythology--undoubtedly the most extreme case of "cinematic realism" in the horror genre.
For one thing, as several technological experts have pointed out, the phone-line transmission may not be immune to hacking or decryption--raising the prospect of a McVeigh snuff film in the near or distant future.
Is the snuff film a "horrible aberration" (224), as much popular media and the occasional police investigator would have us believe?